The state court system in Kansas today (WED) kicked off a comprehensive study to look for ways to save money. Last year, the court system had to shut its doors for several days due to a budget crunch. A commission appointed by the court will try to find ways to cut costs in the judicial branch. Chief Justice Lawton Nuss says it’s difficult to find a balance between saving dollars and keeping the court system accessible to Kansans.
The state court system includes the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals and district courts. The recommendations are expected to be ready at the beginning of next year.